Club World Cup: Al Hilal Stun Flamengo 3-2

N/A • 9 February 2023 01:28

Al Hilal, the first Saudi side to reach the Club World Cup Final after stunned Brazilian Giants and Copa Libertadores winners, Flamengo with a 3-2 victory. The AFC Champions League holders will face either Al Ahly or Real Madrid on Saturday's final. 

At the grand stade de tanger in Morocco on Tuesday (7/2/2023), Salem Al Dawsari perfectly placed spot-kick gave Al Hilal the lead in the first minutes of the match, after Matheuzinho tripped Luciano Vietto inside the box. Pedro equalised for Flamengo with a close-range strike in the 20th minute.

But Al Hilal regained the lead just before halftimes as Al Dawsari again converted from the spot with gerson sent off for a second booking after stomping on Vietto in the penalty area. 

With flamengo reduced to 10 men for the entire second half, Al Hilal controlled the tempo and eventually scored the third, when Al Dawsari returned the favour to Vietto.
(Nienda Farras Athifah)